The event will feature a local food fair and a farmers’ market. The day kicks off with the procession of cows to pasture at 11 am. The parade is based on the Swiss tradition of sending cows to high alpine meadows, a part of Transhumance, the ages-old worldwide migration of livestock and their keepers between seasonal grounds.
Guests will be able to sample and buy fare from Asgaard Farm, The Clay Hearth, Fledging Crow Vegetables, Juniper Hill Farm, Mace Chasm Farm, North Country Creamery, Sugar House Creamery, and other local food providers.
Sugar House Creamery was started in 2013, producing cave-aged, farmstead cheese. The creamery currently makes three raw-milk, natural-rind cheeses, with a fourth in the works. Brown Swiss cow milk is ideal for hard, aged alpine-style cheese, and the herd of eight gives enough for two cheese-makings a week. The Sugar House Farm Store sells the cheese and the milk, as well as other local farms’ offerings. The Green Grass Getdown will also showcase the release of Dutch Knuckle, the Creamery’s latest product, a fruity, nutty tasting cheese with a buttery finish.
The day’s events are from 11am until 3pm. Sugar House Creamery is on the west side of Route 9N in Upper Jay, across from and north of the village library.
Photos: Above, Brown Swiss Cow with Ebenezer Mountain behind, Upper Jay; below, Sugar House Creamery (photos provided).